These chairs look soft and comfortable. Looks like candy with attractive pastel colors. Interestingly, seat chairs are made using windmill technology and use natural dyes. As a result, in addition to gorgeous, these seats are also environmentally friendly.
It began making seat in 2010. At that time, Merel Karhof build “Wild Knitting Factory”, a wind-powered knitting machine with turbine rotor blades measuring more than one meter. Environmental conditions become windy making knitting activities faster, while the wind speed is not too strong allowing more controlled production.
In the first experiment, the Dutch designer is making a scarf. However, after exploring all possibilities with product creation, Karhof expanded and began to make a variety of equipment for furniture seat and backrest.
At an event held May 12 to 19, 2013, Karhof present furniture work, “Windworks”, in an area full of typical Dutch windmill, The Zaanse Schans. He combines local windmill “Het Jonge Schaap” and windmill “de kat” which serves as a dye grinder.
Initially, Karhof make different order furniture by using electric powered saws from the windmill. The furniture is then transferred to the windmill coloring and colored with natural dyes.
In the dyeing process, the plant will be owned Karhof knitting yarns knitted. As a result, chairs with some cushions representing the amount of time it takes the wind to make it. Finally, Karhof also has installed a system that allows the windmill at the factory to turn away from the direction the wind speed is too high.